Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples

It IS Easy Being Green in Southwest Florida

Back in the 70’s, Kermit the Frog sang a tune “It’s not easy being green.”  Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we couldn’t disagree more with that signature line.  Today, we have an outdoor lighting system that would make even Kermit think it is easy to be green.

Our outdoor LED or light emitting diode is extremely energy-efficient making it more beneficial than traditional halogen lighting.  The popularity of indoor LEDs has been increasing and now with our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs, the trend is spreading quickly.

One reason for the increase in popularity is the fact that LED lighting is designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is a bit higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  On average, it will cost about $20 a year to operate a 15-fixture LED outdoor lighting system.

The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer.  Traditional halogen bulbs have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours while our LED rated life is 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. Plus, in the past, once the LED surpassed its useful life, the entire fixture had to be discarded and another installed. Our new LED’s are replaceable in the lighting fixtures. You simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

Another obstacle in the past was the CRI or color rendering index from the older LEDs.  Every light produces color and that level or CRI was not adequate with the older LEDs.   The color and warmth from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ LEDs is virtually indistinguishable from our halogen bulbs because the CRI is the same.  Take a look at the photo below.  Can you tell the difference?

The only thing we do agree with in Kermit’s song is that green blends in with so many ordinary things.  Our lighting fixtures are manufactured with brass and copper that age beautifully over time and are designed to blend in with their surroundings so all you see is a warm ambient light.

If all these benefits make you wish you had installed our LEDs, the option may still be available.  Your current halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, can actually be retrofitted with our new LED technology.  Retrofitting is as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ll take care of the retrofit, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring from your existing system, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

Knowing the energy efficiencies your outdoor lighting system is producing may make your neighbors green with envy. We’re happy to help you get there.  Give us a call today to get started.


Kurt Shearer

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples



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